collecting the sap

Maine Maple Sunday- something we have looked forward to year after year. Our family would usually come join us and we would make the trek to a local farm to have pancakes and their sweet maple syrup. The coffee was even made from maple “water” – pretty special.

We would gather family style in their out building/studio at family style tables sharing pitchers and such. Not this year- no gathering, no sharing. I did see on the news last night that there were some local syrup producers who were doing curb side delivery and pick up for people who had pre- ordered.

Syrup ordering

We already pre- ordered our syrup from our favorite producer here in Maine. We will connect at some point to get our gallon. There is no hurry- there is still plenty in the house to get us through for now. It feels good knowing that it is available to us when we can actually meet Steve or Hannah. Those days still lie ahead for now , but just knowing that things will someday get back to normal keeps us going.

We had pancakes in our own kitchen – with Maine maple syrup ( from last years batch). They were good and it felt a little celebratory since we rarely eat pancakes on our own.

Traditions

When I was a kid we would have them for Sunday supper sometimes. A tradition I carried on when our kids were young. Any excuse to eat pancakes and maple syrup is a good excuse for me! There are many health benefits to this sweet syrup as well. You can have a look here from The Maine Maple Producers Association My current favorite way is on homemade yogurt- yum.

sweet newborn lamb at A Wrinkle IN Thyme Farm

We would love to see the newborn lambs and if we were really lucky, could get to hold one. This particular farm has a fiber business as well so there are plenty of knitters who make sweaters for the newborns, lambs that is. The nights can still be quite cold after all. The forecast for the coming week here is in the teens so these little wee ones get cold!

Thoughts on today

There may be more maple syrup in my day today- why not? I’m not going anywhere- I’ll be cooking up some plans for moving some furniture around and then making up some kits. I have a design in mind for a pillow and should probably finish the 2 rugs that need to be bound AND the Maine rug – should that become a huge pillow? Maybe….

Current project

Current custom order in progress

What are you up to today? Please leave a comment- I’d love to know what you are doing to keep yourself busy during this very difficult time.

Stay well and keep in touch- its so very important to stay connected.

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